The MSP Initiative was developed with one goal in mind: education for the IT & MSP Channel. We are bringing together some of the best industry minds from all over the planet to help you learn relevant and helpful tips and tricks you need to take your business to the next level!
Due to the current circumstances, our sessions will be virtual and available online.
Learn from our speakers on valuable tips that you won't find in a how-to book.
Great members from the IT Channel with different backgrounds and areas of expertise give you the knowledge, resources, and tools to help navigate you through these new times.
Tue. Aug 11 - 1PM ET
In a tough economy, leveraging the latest technology suite can give you the edge over other players in the market. If not done right it can be a burden to the business. Done right it can also free up time and head space to focus on what really matters in your business.
Tue. Jun 30 - 1PM ET
Tue. Jun 23 - 1PM ET
Let’s talk about the role integration and automation play in operational efficiency and how we cannot think about backup without thinking about cybersecurity. Backup plays an important role in data protection, but it is reactive and it’s not enough when facing today’s cyber threats. Integrating and automating cyber protection on top of backup provides an efficient solution for your engineers and fortifies your protection for your clients.
Tue. Jun 16 - 1PM ET
Thinking about pursuing a career in cybersecurity? It’s a challenging opportunity and why not, with a vast shortage of “cybersecurity talent” throughout the globe. The physical world’s current state of pandemic crisis simply adds fuel to the fire, driving additional demand for fulfilling security skill sets.
When breaking down the N. American small-medium business (SMB) industry, the challenge is more than finding talent, it’s about affordability, if in fact the perfect candidate was available. Most SMBs expect enterprise grade security but can’t or won’t staff a full-time security team. This is an opportunity for Managed Service Provides to step in augmenting their historical IT services with SOC-as-a-Service. The SOC (security operation center) enables the SMB to have a full-time security team continuously monitoring the fortress without having to build and hire internally.
Within most SOC’s, one of the key versatile roles is a Cyber SOC Analyst. This talk covers the fundamental skill sets and responsibilities such an analyst should possess in addition to behind the scenes of his/her daily operations. In closing, a clear path on enhancing your existing security skills, pursue a new career in Cyber, or alternatively partnering with a Managed SOC vendor to augment your existing IT skills.
Thu. Jun 4 - 1PM ET
We’ve all heard it said, grow or die. What does that mean in times like these? The differentiator between winning and losing companies comes down to a clear unified vision, a strong strategy, and a system to execute. Too many organizations succeed in spite of themselves. When we are intentional about Vision, Strategy and Execution we exponentially increase our chances of success, particularly in times of uncertainty.
Join Jamison West, a Strategic Coach and EOS Implementer with ConnectStrat, as he discusses various systems and practical tools that can help you navigate these topics.
Thu. May 28 - 1 PM ET
“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is.”
The past few months have been unpredictable to say the least! At a time when folks are making some big decisions for their teams, we've asked Founder and CFO of Audit Sales Presentation System, Frank DeBenedetto, for some insight on how leaders are changing the sales process at a moment’s notice.
Tue. May 19 - 1PM ET
While the global community works its way through the COVID landscape and with the optimistic view that we will all come through the other side, there is no doubt that Business Continuity Planning will be the #1 topic for every business - large or small. Today, there is not one business in the world who can say "it will never happen to me."
And now, for MSPs, opportunity knocks. Join George Bardissi and Troy Cheeseman of CloudOak as they present a unique and completely new MRR opportunity for MSPs globally: Automated Business Continuity Planning for the SMB.
Thu. May 14 - 1PM ET
The global lockdown to attempt to cease the spread of COVID-19 has created turmoil in our professional and personal lives. While the dust seems to be settling in certain areas, many are questioning what will the new "normal" look like beyond COVID-19?
We've asked Eric Pinto, Senior Director of Channel & Product Strategy of SOCSoter to share his firsthand view of some implications for cybersecurity vulnerabilities, risks, and changes in strategies going forward.
Tue. May 12 - 1PM ET
Brad's previous session contained so much information and stirred the pot with more questions that we've slotted a 'Part II.' Bradley Gross is one of the leading international legal authorities in the area of cloud transactions and has been named on ten occasions to the national list of ‘Super Lawyers’ in the area of IT & Technology Law. He's back to answer even more burning legal questions that you and other MSPs want to know.
Tue. May 5 - 1PM ET
In the current climate, many MSPs now have their teams working from home for the first time. Ensuring your team is productive and your customers are looked after is more critical now then every before. Covering tips on what you can do, and what to look out for to make the most of the current situation, to help you see it through to the other side.
Thu. Apr 30 - 1PM ET
"Can I turn off my services to non-paying customers during a pandemic?"
"How should I market my MSP for post-pandemic opportunities?"
"What can I do or not do with PPP loan money?"
Join Bradley Gross, the founding partner of the Law Office of Bradley Gross, P.A., a law firm that focuses on transactions involving managed service providers, VARs, technology solution resellers, cloud solution providers, IT professionals, and technology companies globally. Bradley is one of the leading international legal authorities in the area of cloud transactions and has been named on ten occasions to the national list of ‘Super Lawyers’ in the area of IT & Technology Law.
Tue. Apr 28 - 1PM ET
So, you're working from home now, but can your internet handle it? We're asking Jeff Burchett, Chief Revenue Officer from Bigleaf Networks, to help answer questions like how to get applications like Zoom and MS Teams to work reliably over residential internet, home vs office internet, and other challenges for business applications.
Thu. Apr 23 - 1PM ET
Ken and Alec will discuss all trials and tribulations of operating during a pandemic and looking to the future. Ken is a 20+ year veteran of the Channel. He has spent the better part of those years as an owner or manager of MSP’s many of which had extreme growth under his guidance. He has sat on many technology boards and committees and is truly committed to help both MSP’s and Vendors be better for the Channel as a whole.
Tue. Apr 21 - 1PM ET
Leading a team can be challenging enough on its own, but among chaos these situations can quickly get increasingly difficult. Not only are you responsible for keeping your own levels of stress and panic at a minimum, but you're also responsible for helping others do so, all while maintaining productivity and morale. Join us with Adam Slutskin from Liongard while he covers some of his own practices and ideas on how to move past hurdles and keep you team engaged through even the most unsettling times.
Thu. Apr 16 - 1PM ET
This will be the first economic downturn for many business owners. If you’ve built a business on referrals and have no sales pipeline, you’re going to have to prospect now or perish. We’re still getting sales appointment for clients every week. Here’s how you can do it without being thought of as predatory or inconsiderate.
Tue. Apr 14 - 1PM ET
The IT Service Provider / MSP Community has seen a large demand for remote working due to current global health situation and chances are, you know how VoIP and Unified Communications can assist in helping both your team(s) and your end customers in working from practically anywhere on the planet with decent internet connectivity. We live and breath remote working. Our entire team of 30+ has been entirely remote since we started bvoip so we know what that feels like! But now, how could you track productivity? Well, we'll show you.
Thu. Apr 9 - 1PM ET
Review the top areas of cybersecurity to protect yourself in the new normal with SKOUT Chief Customer Officer, Arun Abraham. Along with an overview of best practice to protect remote workers, attendees will be offered an opportunity to questions related to cybersecurity and be provided with a set of take-away material to use in their own MSP practice.
Tue. Apr 7 - 1PM ET
There is never a time to stop marketing, and now you have to shift your playbook to pure digital marketing to ensure that your brand remains relevant. We will discuss digital and cultural marketing, demonstrating how your MSP can help SMB’s maintain the essential service of IT.
Thu. Apr 2 - 1PM ET
Join James Bier, Co-Founder & Chief Channel Development Officer at VAR Staffing, as he shares an open roundtable discussion about best practices to attract top talent. He shares his insights, tips and the tricks he's used along the way to obtain talent in today’s marketplace.
|James Bier||Pete Busam||Arun Abraham||George Bardissi|
|Co-Founder & Chief Channel Development Officer
||Chief Customer Officer
||CEO & Founder|
|Carrie Simpson||Adam Slutskin||Ken Patterson||Jeff Burchett|
|CEO & Founder
||Chief Revenue Officer||Director of Community
||Chief Revenue Officer|
|Brad Gross||Paul Azad||Eric Pinto||Troy Cheeseman|
|President & Founder
Senior Director | Channel & Product Strategy
|Dave Sobel||Joseph Landes||Frank DeBenedetto||Paul Redding|
||Chief Revenue Officer||
Founder & Chief Financial Officer
|VP of Partner Engagement & Cybersecurity|
|Jamison West||Larry Cobrin||Rob Rae||Billy Austin|
||CEO & Co-Founder||
SVP of Business Development
|President & Co-Founder|
|Brady Nash||Amy Luby||Matt Solomon||Tom Watson|
|CEO & Owner
||Channel Chief Evangelist||
VP of Business Development
|Chief Channel Advisor|
|Bob Coppedge||Tony Francisco||Dan Wensley||Joel Zaidspiner|
|CEO & Owner
||CEO & Founder||
|VP & Associate Publisher|
|Corey Munson||Colin Knox||Larry Walsh|
||Head of Community Engagement||
CEO & Chief Analyst